For the next four days, we staying in Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee. You can see the Golan Heights mountains across the sea. That’s Syria on the other side, and Lebanon is just a little further north.
When Jesus was teaching the people after the Beatitudes and feeding the 5,000, that was a little north of here, close enough to walk or ride in those days. The scriptures say that Herod sent men from Tiberius to check out the rumors.
This was after the first Herod had died, and his kingdom split in two. The Herod who wanted to capture Jesus had men in Tiberius. His brother reigned the other side of the Sea of Galilee, where what is now Lebanon and Syria. That is why it says Jesus sent his disciples ahead, but he took the boat across the sea to meet them there. He wasn’t just taking a time out from his disciples, but was getting himself out of the territory where Herod had authority to arrest him. Herod’s brother across the sea didn’t care what the Jews were doing the way Herod did, so Jesus was safer crossing the lake so he couldn’t be arrested.